Now the interesting part of this coaching change becomes who Boylen hires as his assistants. He does not have the option of bringing people with him as many coaches do when they leave another program because he has not been a head coach.
I personally would like to see him at least bring in one assistant with ties to the Utah program. Tommy Connor would be ideal but it would take a lot of humility on the part of Connor to accept a job from someone who beat him out for the job. Donny Daniels would likely be even a better choice with his recruiting ties in California but there is no way in my mind that he would leave his assistant gig at UCLA to return to Utah as an assistant. UCLA is at the top of the college basketball world right now. I imagine he is being compensated well there too.
I would not be opposed to Boylen holding on to Jones or Wilson but I wonder if Boylen wants any holdover from the previous staff. I wouldn't if I was the head guy. It would seem to hinder instigating my own philosophy and mentality on the program.
I would love to see Jeff Judkins return to Utah. He was involved in the program during the most successful time in Utah basketball and is a great recruiter. Many fans are down on Jud since he went down south but personally I do not hold that against him. If he wants to return to the men's game this might be the right opportunity to do so. Nonetheless, I understand that Jud is comfortable and enjoying the pressure free atmosphere of his current job.
At a minimum, I think it is important for Boylen to have someone on his staff that is highly familiar with the MWC and with the west. Nonetheless, Boylen should not have any problem bringing in quality people with his ties around the country from his NBA experience.